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Scientific Achievement Awards Committees

Scientific Achievement Awards Committees serve in the significant role of selecting recipients of the prizes, awards, and lectureships that are listed for each committee.

The AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through an extraordinary single scientific discovery or an important body of work performed during his or her career in the cancer field.

2016-2017
Michelle M. Le Beau, Chairperson
Anton J.M. Berns
Clara D. Bloomfield
Jack Cuzick
Lawrence A. Loeb
Harold L. Moses
Benjamin G. Neel
Geoffrey M. Wahl

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The AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the AACR-CICR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research to recognize outstanding, novel, and significant chemistry research which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, the prevention of cancer, or the treatment of patients with cancer.

2016-2017

Dale L. Boger, Chairperson
Susan P.C. Cole
Steven K. Davidsen
John S. Lazo
Jason S. Lewis
Edward A. Sausville
Kevan Shokat
Melissa M. Vasbinder
Gregory L. Verdine

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The AACR Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Award Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the the AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention which honors outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention.

2016-2017
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, Chairperson
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell
Paolo Boffetta
Pamela J. Goodwin
Scarlett L. Gomez
Lee W. Jones
Paul J. Limburg
David R. Piwnica-Worms
Peter G. Shields
Graham W. Warren
Jian-Min Yuan

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The AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the Lloyd J. Old Award which recognizes an active cancer immunologist who has done outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology that has had a far-reaching impact on the field.

2016-2017
Laurie Glimcher, Chairperson
James P. Allison
Frederick W. Alt
Nina Bhardwaj
Lisa H. Butterfield
Jérôme Galon
Carl H. June
Ira Mellman
Ellen Puré
Robert D. Schreiber
Ton Schumacher

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The AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Award Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Clinical Research Award which recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research.

2016-2017
David B. Solit, Chairperson
Fabrice André
Scott A. Armstrong
J. Carl Barrett
Samuel C. Blackman
Nicholas C. Dracopoli
Jessie M. English
Maura L. Gillison
Pier Paolo Pandolfi
Nancy J. Tarbell
Suzanne L. Topalian

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The AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Committee, funded by Susan G. Komen®, recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer health disparities.

2016-2017
John M. Carethers, Chairperson
Michael J. Birrer
Susan M. Gapstur
Beth A. Jones
Lisa A. Newman
Folakemi T. Odedina
Joseph D. Rosenblatt

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The AACR Laboratory Research Awards Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award which recognizes outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.

2016-2017
David M. Livingston, Chairperson
Cory Abate-Shen
Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff
Ronald M. Evans
Yibin Kang
Elizabeth R. Lawlor
Poul H. B. Sorensen
Irving L. Weissman
Richard K. Wilson

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The AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious AACR Margaret Foti Award to honor an individual for leadership and extraordinary achievement in cancer research.

2016-2017
Thomas A. Sellers, Chairperson
Carlos L. Arteaga
Otis W. Brawley
Webster K. Cavenee
Waun Ki Hong
Karen E. Knudsen
Martine J. Piccart
Laura K. Shawver
Louis M. Weiner

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The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the AACR-MICR Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.

2016-2017
Guillermina Lozano, Chairperson
Lisa L. Baumbach-Reardon
H. Shelton Earp III
Francesca M. Gany
Christopher I. Li
Worta McCaskill-Stevens
Coleman K. Obasaju
John H. Stewart IV
Charles R. Thomas Jr.

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The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research Committee, funded by Susan G. Komen® oversees the nomination of candidates and selection of recipients for the Susan G. Komen-AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research which recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer.

2016-2017
Matthew J. Ellis, Chairperson
Adam M. Brufsky
Graham A. Colditz
Charis Eng
Michael Gnant
Bruce G. Haffty
Edison T. Liu
Andrea L. Richardson
Carlos L. Arteaga

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The AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship to recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the princess to multinational collaborations. 

2016-2017
Elaine Fuchs, Chairperson
Stephen B. Baylin
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Esteban Celis
Scott W. Lowe
Hiroyuki Mano
Hideyuki Saya
Takao Sekiya
Susumu Nishimura

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The AACR Team Science Award Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR Team Science Award to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer and/or the translation of research discoveries into clinical cancer applications.

2016-2017
Patricia M. LoRusso, Chairperson
Nicholas C. Dracopoli
Michael A. Dyer
Joe W. Gray
Elizabeth M. Jaffee
Michael E. Jung
Senthil K. Muthuswamy
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
William Pao
Avrum Spira
Elizabeth M. Swisher

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The AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research to recognize a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious laboratory, translational, or clinical cancer research anywhere in the world at a relatively early state in his or her career.

2016-2017
José Baselga, Chairperson
Myles A. Brown
Raymond N. DuBois
Roy S. Herbst
Tony Hunter
Jennifer A. Pietenpol
Kimberly Stegmaier
Laurence Zitvogel

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The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship Committee oversees the selection of recipients for the AACR-WICR Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.

2016-2017
Sara A. Courtneidge, Chairperson
Elisabeth de Vries
Yves A. DeClerck
Timothy J. Eberlein
Nancy Hopkins
Timothy R. Rebbeck
Thea Dorothy Tlsty

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The Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research Committee oversees the selection of the recipient for the prestigious Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research to recognize a scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research.

2015-2016
Hans Clevers, Chairperson
Eduard Batlle
Bradley E. Bernstein
Caroline Dive
Silvia Giordano
William C. Hahn
Matthew G. Vander Heiden
Jedd D. Wolchok

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